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Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

The Prospector 16 TuffStuff is a lightweight canoe that excels on longer river trips but is equally at home carrying the family for an afternoon picnic.

Prospector 16 TuffStuff: £2599.00

Prospector 16 TuffStuff Expedition: £2849.00

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Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff

The Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff is a very lightweight canoe with an all-round design thats suitable for short recreational paddles and longer day trips.


The Nova Craft Prospector is an accurate copy of the original Chestnut Canoes Prospector from the early 1920's. It has the traditional upswept bow to keep you dry in rough water, moderate rocker for increased manoeuvrability without sacrificing straight line tracking and smooth rounded mid-ship section to give stability. A truly great all round design that makes the Prospector 16 popular choice for both the beginner and seasoned pro.


The Prospector 16's Tuffstuff construction is a cutting edge composite made of basalt and Innegra fibres. Basalt fibre is made of melted basalt rock and Innegra is a fibre consisting mostly of polypropylene. When they are woven together into a cloth and infused with high impact vinylester resin, the result is simply amazing! TuffStuff canoes are a great choice for paddlers looking for a lightweight canoe (13.5kg lighter than SP3) with more than enough strength to handle plenty of thorough use.


The Prospector 16 is perfect for two with gear but will accommodate an extra optional centre seat for carrying an additional passenger or a couple of children. A popular choice as a family canoe or for those looking to carry gear for overnight trips or longer journeys.


  • 2 x Wooden Boot Laced Seats
  • Wooden Centre Yoke
  • Bow & Stern Carry Handle
  • Symmetrical Hull
  • Shallow Arch Bottom
  • Moderate Rocker
  • Great All Round Canoe
  • Can be fitted with additional centre seat

TuffStuff Specification

  • Length: 16" / 488cm
  • Width: 36" / 91.4cm
  • Weight: 54lb / 24.5kg
  • Capacity: 1000lb / 455kg

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff Colour Options

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff - Green


Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff - Ox Blood

Ox Blood

Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff - Sand


Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff - Red


Recommended Accessories:

Alloy Canoe Paddles

Standard Alloy Canoe Paddles

Alloy shaft canoe paddles with plastic T grip handle and strong plastic blades

Enigma Note Canoe Paddles

Enigma Note Canoe Paddle

The Enigma Note canoe paddle is a classic canoe paddle design constructed from quality pine and mahogany with a clear lacquer for a clean finish and to increase durability

Enigma Key Canoe Paddles

Enigma Key Canoe Paddle

The Enigma Key canoe paddle is a traditional beavertail design constructed from quality pine, mahogany and ash with a clear lacquer for a clean finish and to increase durability.


We can offer a delivery service for TuffStuff Canoes throughout the UK using our own fleet of delivery vans. Please contact us with your delivery address so that we can discuss delivery options and provide a delivery cost quotation.

Alternatively we offer nationwide collection from any of our stores listed below.

Collection - Click & Collect

Buy a Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff online from our website and collect from our store in Newhaven, East Sussex or from any branch within the Canoe Shops Group. There is no cost associated with this.

Our other stores are:

  • Brighton Canoes - Newhaven, BN9 0DH
  • Bournemouth Canoes - Poole, BH16 5BW
  • Cornwall Canoes - St Columb Road, TR9 6PZ
  • Kayaks & Paddles - Plymouth, PL21 9RL
  • Manchester Canoes - Warrington, WA1 4RX
  • Norfolk Canoes - Norwich, NR5 0JU
  • Southampton Canoes - Totton, SO40 3SA

We will contact you to arrange collection upon receipt of you order.

If you need any further help or advice about the Nova Craft Prospector 16 TuffStuff please get in touch by email, phone or visit our shop